Curb Appeal is the first thing that your buyer sees when they arrive at your home.
It's the first thing that reassures the buyer that your home is a safe buy.
So much of the visiting process is visual. Make sure your home is sending out the right messages.
Early Spring is a challenge when it comes to Curb Appeal. Perennials are just poking their noses out of the soil. Shrubs are just budding. It's too soon for annuals to survive those cold nights with threat of frost.
No matter how difficult the challenge, you cannot ignore Curb Appeal if your home is on the market.
Here are some simple tips:
- Trim the shrubs that have over grown or have dead in them.
- Remove the dead, brown vegetation you left up for winter interest ie grasses.
- Add mulch to beds.
- Edge along walkways if the grass has overgrown it.
- Wash off the porch area.
- Keep exterior lights clean while on the market.
- Wash the garage door and remove cob webs.
- Rake out the leaves that have blown in over the winter.
- Use flowers like Icicle Pansies in planters and take them inside at night if necessary.
- Clear out the gutters.
Make sure your Curb Appeal says 'I'm house proud and I take care of my home.'